If both parents agree, there is a procedure by which you can submit your written agreement and submit a copy of the ROP filed in court for approval. The written agreement is referred to as a “common petition.” The joint petition must include your agreements on all matters relating to custody (legal and physical), time of education and child care (basic, health and child care). The court has forms that you can fill out and file in court: whether custody is alone or common, both parents have the right to be informed of the child`s school education, public health and other important decisions. Both parents can attend school conferences, attend medical appointments and have appropriate telephone contact with the child. If you do not have a formal custody or custody contract, it probably means that you are still married or have a child out of wedlock. In both cases, it is probably not advisable to leave the state with your child without formal judicial authorization without obtaining formal judicial authorization. Depending on the circumstances, it could even be a misdemeanor under Tennessee law. Again, before you do something that could compromise your freedom, your legal rights or your relationship with your child, you need to discuss your situation with a lawyer. If your divorce is sued, you will take everything before a judge of your local district court. Of course, it is also possible to reach agreement on some issues, but to pursue others; It really depends on your case. In a pending divorce, you would certainly want to hire a lawyer (although it is possible to do so on your own, I cannot recommend it in good conscience) to represent you. In addition, others grant “primary physical custody” to one parent, while the other parent is granted “appropriate access rights.” It is very unusual for a parent to have no access.
This usually occurs only if the court has strong reason to believe that it would harm the welfare of the child to be in contact with the non-convict. The father is not allowed to see his child without a court order.